Shown above is Sniftor’s Snowmate, by Matt Dangler. For his show “Searching for Satori”, Dangler created a world of exotic creatures posed in front of pale, lonely backgrounds. The resulting images could be stills from a film version of a previously undiscovered work by Dr. Seuss at his most melancholic of moments.
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Daniel Peacock is another artist whose works can resemble twisted versions of Dr. Seuss illustrations.Â At times his paintings look highly simplistic takes on a single subject, without depth or complexity. But look closer, give it a bit more time, and you will notice some wonderful details. In Belly Bitter, shown above, notice all the points of repetition and symmetry. See how the composition draws your eye up and to the right, then down and left, then back around again.
As regular readers of this blog may have noticed, I’m a sucker for art which looks like a twisted version of something Dr. Seuss might cook up. The best of these works tread the line between extreme but not so far out that you couldn’t imagine Theodor himself inking it after accedently ingesting a couple hits of acid and wandering down the dark, underexplored back alleys of his mind, those he can never visit sober because they aren’t fully appropriate for little kids. Not way out beyond the pale, but just a couple steps over the line. Shown above is Outlandish by Dave Burke.